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Old 04-04-2008, 10:56 PM
 
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Which university have the highest reputation in Canada?

Maybe I have read many University Ranking on paper,they are different,which puzzled me a lot.
My friends ask to to give some advice about the information about university in Canada,which one do u think it's the best,

U'd better put the international reputation as well as the job employment after graduation in priority~~~

many thanks
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:11 PM
 
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Much of the information you seek is available in the MacLean's University ranking site, including student reviews of different schools.
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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The answer to your question depends on the program or what you want to get out of the university:

ie: Best university for Medical school, best university for sports, best university for a general arts undergrad program, best university for applied engineering, etc.

It varies

There are many highly reputable universities in Canada, but which one is best for you really depends on what you personally want to get out of your experience there.
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Manitoba
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plus what we call University and College is different from what people in the State call them.
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Old 04-06-2008, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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plus what we call University and College is different from what people in the State call them.
True, but I don't think this really changes the original question. Canadians refer to universities as "university". Americans refer to universities as "college".

Ex: A Canadian going to Harvard will tell his friends he's going to university at Harvard. An American going to Harvard will tell his friends he's going to college at Harvard.

But back to the original question. If all you're looking for is popular reputation, then generally McGill (in Montreal), University of Toronto, and the University of British Columbia (in Vancouver) would be repeatedly referred to among Canadians as highly reputable. But if you're looking for "the Harvard of Canada" or "the Stanford of Canada" - Canada has no "ivy league" type reputation among its universities... they're all good universities, but they all have their strengths and their weaknesses.

Funny enough, speaking about "ivy league" - an old tired cliche is that "McGill is the Harvard of Canada", or "McGill is the only ivy league school in Canada", which is misleading and best to be debated. However, McGill continually attracts more Americans than possibly any other Canadian university out there... so somebody's buying into that cliche!

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Old 04-07-2008, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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I was surprised to see that U Vic has the #1 comprehensive ranking, and I had no idea it has almost 20,000 students....I thought it was much smaller.

University of Victoria, British Columbia Canada
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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What's Dalhousies (in Halifax) reputation?

One thing for sure - your schools are a WHOLE lot cheaper than ours. According to the McGill website (if I'm reading it right) Quebec students $1800 a year, other Canadians go for $5100 / year, and International students go for $15,000 a year. That is incredibly cheap by American standards.
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Here is another little known, but very good university in Victoria, and offers distance education for students world wide.

Royal Roads University
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Came-by-Chance
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Here is a list of top ranked universities in Canada, however note this from the website...

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The rankings are based solely on how many times the name of a Canadian university is mentioned on our forums. Since top universities will tend to generate more discussions, they will usually rank higher.
Here are the top 10 out of 41:

1. University of Toronto - 487
2. McGill University - 418
3. Queen's University - 415
4. University of Waterloo - 226
5. University of Western Ontario - 226
6. York University - 209
7. McMaster University - 206
8. University of British Columbia (UBC) - 191
9. Lakehead University - 179
10. University of Calgary - 152

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Old 04-07-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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That survey would probably be slanted, as the area with the greatest population would probably have more members on the forum, don't you think? Nothing whatever to do with academic standards probably.
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